The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) has fumed at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu for allegedly hiring ‘fake clerics’ to the unveiling of his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement, said Tinubu and Shettima insulted millions of Nigerians with such acts of blasphemy.
The group said Nigeria would have been on fire if Christain-Christain presidential hopefuls had recruited fake imams to portray public acceptance.
HURIWA further said that the failure to mention the names of the hired bishops and their denominations shows the grand deception staged by Tinubu and Shetima.
HURIWA’s Onwubiko said: “The APC and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu; as well as his running mate, Kashim Shettima, again insulted the millions of Christians in Nigeria by staging an insolent spectacle of hired bishops at the unveiling of Shettima.
“This singular act is blasphemous and treacherous against Christianity by the Muslim-Muslim presidential hopefuls. Nigeria would have been on fire if Christian-Christian presidential hopefuls had recruited fake Imams to portray public acceptance.
“Its failure to mention the names of the hired bishops and the denomination or churches they are from show the grand deception and shenanigan in the whole despicable episode staged by Tinubu and Shettima candidacy which in any event is a combination that divides Nigeria alongside religious lines.
“The APC and Tinubu support team should stop the dark propaganda. It has failed and pushing it further or justifying the despicable action is condemnable. We challenge Tinubu and Shettima to publish the list of these so-called clerics, their Churches, denominations and exact addresses.
“Whilst we preach religious tolerance, we frown upon any action that deride another’s faith to score political points. This is devilish and should be rejected by all men and good women of good conscience.”
This article was originally published on Naija News